Think Outside of the Big Box

As an independent retailer, owning a business in this still sluggish economy is stressful especially when confronted with the big box chains and their push to get customers through their doors.  They may be intimidating to you, with their low price focus, or possibly...

Don’t Put Off Until Tomorrow….

During my stint with a ginormous corporation in the 90’s, I was required to attend a class on time management, using a very popular time management – calendar planning system.  I already was, and still am, a Filofax-wielding-nerd, so many of the ideas of using a...

You’re Invited !

As we move closer to Spring my mind starts drifting, thinking of entertaining and inviting friends to visit.  Which then brings my mind back into focus when I start mentally preparing and making lists of what I will need to buy.  Because surely I wouldn’t invite...

To Trend or Not To Trend

         Have you ever spotted a trend in a magazine or on Pinterest and couldn’t wait to try it out on yourself? Because it spoke to you and said “this _____ will look ah-mazing on you!!!” Only to have it be an absolute failure?  Well me too.  Just the...

Patience is (not always) my virtue

During my morning stop to Starbucks I was getting cranky because the man in front of me ordered 6 caramel macchiatos and the barista decided to be artistic with the caramel swirls, so it was taking a long time to get my little latte.  But then I started looking around...